Archive Travel Grant

  • Eligibility
    • Any postgraduate researcher affiliated with an overseas research institution who plans to conduct research using the collection of the Kyujanggak Archive
    • ※ A minimum of 30-day residence at Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (KIKS) is required.
    • ※ Citizens or permanent residents of non-Korean countries are given preference in selection.
    • ※ If the source materials that you need can also be found in institutions and libraries other than the Kyujanggak Archive, you are not eligible to apply for this grant.
  • Benefits
    • Travel grant of KRW 1 million
    • Access to libraries
    • Research space
    • Administrative support
  • Obligations
    • Presentation: one presentation of research findings at the KIKS within the grant period
    • Attendence: 2 visits a week at least to the Kyujanggak library
    • Report on research results: one 10-page written report on the outcome of the fellowship research within a month from the conclusion of research
    • Acknowledgement of support: citing the affiliation with the KIKS when publishing any work done during the fellowship period, and providing the International Center for Korean Studies (ICKS) with a printed copy of such publication
    • Participation in events: active participation in academic events such as symposia, colloquia, book talks, and workshops hosted by the KIKS
    • ※ Submission to the Seoul Journal of Korean Studies (Scopus & ESCI-indexed), published by the KIKS, is encouraged.
  • Application Procedure
    • How to apply:
      ① Submit an online application form through the ICKS website within the application period
      ② Have your letter of recommendation sent to the ICKS either by email or by post
    • Documents required for application:
      ① Curriculum vitae
      ② Research proposal (approx. five A4 pages; research topic and methods must be specified)
      ③ Book list (please refer to
      ④ Letter of recommendation
    • ※ If using email, the recommender must send the letter to the ICKS( If using postal mail, the recommender must seal the envelop with his/her signature and send the letter to the ICKS (#451 Bldg.103 Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826 Republic of Korea).
    • Application period: year round
    • Announcement of result: within 2 weeks of submission of application materials
    • ※ For further information, please contact us at (tel.+82-2-880-9378)